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Kagame Attacks Security Apparatus Over General Nyamwasa

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Kigali: President Paul Kagame hinted on Wednesday that the way the security apparatus handled the fugitive General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa could have contributed to his fleeing, a criticism likely to lead to some heads rolling, RNA reports. The exiled journalist Mr. Charles Kabonero also came under the President’s radar.

Gen. Kayumba was summoned by security officials on Thursday night – a day before he fled the country over serious criminal charges, the President revealed. However, the officials who handled his case could have been influenced by “family relations”, according to Mr. Kagame.

“In Rwandan society, there are still so much family relations and friendship,” said Mr. Kagame. “They even gave him the time to go and think about the accusations so that they can start from there the next day.”

He added: “…there was overwhelming evidence backing the charges that he was not able to respond to some. If those interrogating him had followed this lead, he could not have left.”

Mr. Kagame said Gen. Kayumba could have fled the country because his plans had been revealed to him by security officials who indicated to him that they were aware of whatever he was planning.

“Never” a coup in Rwanda, “not like Niger”

The President also dismissed suggestions that General Kayumba and Col. Karegeya were close to him. “Those were not my colleagues. Am above these people and what they stand for,” he said.

“Kayumba, Karegeya…NO,” the President said. “I don’t drink with them, I never did.”

“It will be an insult to me to reduce myself to their level,” he added in gestures which indicated he was becoming angry with the whole situation.

Responding to another question that there have been rumours of a coup plot in which Gen. Kayumba and Karegeya have been named, President Kagame said “never”, “nobody can”, describing such a suggestion as “wishful thinking” for anybody to imagine that happening here.

“Maybe in Habyarimana’s period or before…,” he added spreading his hands in vigorous gestures.

The President also said Rwanda is “not like Niger where soldiers” do whatever they link with the country. He said Rwanda has established solid institutions for the last 16 years that cannot be possible for coup.

Regional dimension

He said people “should sleep and wake up” without any worries. “Don’t waste your time. Go to bars and drink you will wake up to find Rwanda is still going on.”

The President said his responsibility is ensuring stability. “If you are tired, you go out and leave us in our country,” he said. Mr. Kagame also revealed that Col. Karegeya has been “transacting” his activities in the region, adding that the exiled former head of the External Security Organisation (ESO) has been moving from one country to another in this region.

He said government is employing all mechanisms available “including extradition” with the countries concerned, but did not name any to have the two officers face justice. The President said just like Rwanda would not want to have destabilizing forces in neighbouring countries, Rwanda considers the same principle.

Kabonero in spotlight

The controversial tabloid UMUSESO also came under the spotlight in the President’s press conference. In the first reaction to allegations which arose several years ago suggesting that exiled publisher Mr. Charles Kabonero was in contact with exile ex-junior Abdul Ruzibiza, with plans to cause chaos in Kigali, Mr. Kagame did not mince any words.

Mr. Kagame said some journalists also have some cases to answer for in relation Gen. Kayumba and Col. Karegeya. “There are those who found Karegeya in South Africa to speak to him. There are even those who went there but have not returned,” he said, in reference to Mr. Kabonero, who is said to be in South Africa seeking asylum to North America or Europe.

Without categorically naming Mr. Kabonero, the President said there are some journalists who were found with documents detailing a plan to cause state insecurity.

“…which I think is still being investigated,” he revealed.

Possible FDLR link to Kayumba

When three grenades exploded in Kigali two weeks ago and other in Huye district a week before, Police Spokesman Superintendent Eric Kayiranga said investigations had shown that Rwandan FDLR rebels were behind.

The link has not been raised again. On Tuesday, the National Prosecuting Authority revealed that Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa and Col Patrick Karegeya were behind the grenade blasts. On Wednesday, President Kagame said the link between the two scenarios can also be possible.

Without being categorical, the President said the security apparatus is looking at all leads including a possibility that the ex-officers could be working with the rebels.
Source: RNAnews.

23 comments

1 DAVID { 03.04.10 at 3:53 pm }

Kagame is just being paranoid of the whole security situation in Rwanda. He’ll thus fabricate any charge against every officer he’s fallen out with especially those that are exiled and maybe even the dead!!!!

2 Rugema { 03.10.10 at 3:20 pm }

Its very bad stituation our country is in because of this primitive dictatorial govenment of Paul Kagame.
What he says and his agents of oppresion are not coordinated which shows the power of deception fiber Kagame is made in.
How can Kayumba who was with him in the meeting came to kill people in the streets of kigali and Huye? How did he meet FDLL where he was in india? anyway was Mj Ruzindan linked to any of the fabrications he is puting on Kayumba and Karegeya? What about Shaban Rutayisire? What of col. Charis Ngonga? what of Col kiza? who knows how Kayitare died and Mutimbo? My dear be carefull enough because kagame any time can give your blood to his demons in fact he can drink your blood using his probosis Jack Nziza and AIDS mad staff Kabarebe!!!!!!!!!!!! ehh dont you know that he has afortune teller in fact awicth doctor James Musoni these people are serving gods and godesses like of accient greece not rwandies and their motive is to turn our country into abig grave yard after making it abig miltary camp!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 kagame { 03.10.10 at 3:28 pm }

our dectator is just good to die because he is now behaving like k9 with labies! He is apresdident by coup and he ever fear coup and he smears the bright and brave boys like Karegeya, kayumba, patrick mazimpaka and others to be of his charactor of stone age type of thinkers that beleves only in killing! how can you kagame say that its minimising you to be at the level of karegeya and kayumba? in fact people dont know themselves my dear the truth is you are at the level of people like Idamin Dad, Rwahama Mutabazi Jackson and other sily man eaters like you

4 Chief Editor { 03.10.10 at 6:25 pm }

You are reacting as if you have been living in this world without seeing or knowing what Kagame and RPF have been doing for years to the Rwandese people. Time to open your eyes! It is well known that the Karegeya, Kayumba, Mazimpaka and others have been instrumental in the shaping of the RPF uncompromising hardline and the suffering of the Rwandans and Congolese. Sooner or later, they all will have to face justice for what they have done and are still doing! It’s a matter of time.

5 The truth shall prevail { 03.19.10 at 11:53 am }

It is a pity to know that the men that fought alongside the current president of Rwanda for the freedom of the Rwandese people are being persecuted for having their own opinions, If all these people have fled the system that they once served, what does that elucidate about this apparent “democracy” Kagame speaks of?.
We have been made refugees from our own country. He should be the most aware about what life as a refugee is, but hitherto he is practising everything that the history of Rwanda condemns. What our country has turned into is an autocratic state, he states that “Don’t waste your time. Go to bars and drink you will wake up to find Rwanda is still going on”. I speak as a Rwandese and to me life in Rwanda is the complete opposite. Freedom of speech is non- existent in Rwanda.
Kagame says there is “overwhelming evidence” if the evidence is there then how come people to this day do not know what evidence backs up these accusations. Stop leading our country with deceitfulness. It is high time you think deep and look at what is being done in Rwanda. It is a sad reality that after fifteen years after the genocide you are practising what you fought against. Many sacrifices were made for Rwanda to be where it is today, not only by president Kagame. To govern a country using propaganda and lies is wrong and is leading our country into a bleak direction.
If you believe in governance, please be genuine with yourself and practice it, at least by applying the basic principles of governance. It is sad to be abusing it by harassing people in the name of governance, how is it possible that whenever he fall out or when he wants to eliminate or humiliate an individual he uses the Rwandan Daily Newspaper “New Times” to spread lies and one-sided statements. Either he claims someone is corrupt or contains genocide ideology.
He states that “It will be an insult to me to reduce myself to their level,”. What level does he speak of, Education? Morals?. This statement undoubtedly lacks basis and shows what primitive values Rwanda is being run by.

6 John { 03.20.10 at 3:40 am }

Kagame has done so much for Rwanda and most Rwandan appreciate his service for the country. However the recent incident accusing Kayumba shows exactly the lack of strong institutions in Rwanda.

Where is the justice system? where is the RPF leadership? Do we still have wiseman within the RPF or all of them are afraid to speak up?
Where is the ombudsman (Tito..)?

Please bring Kayumba back in the country and reinstate him as a General and let him serve the country he loves so much. I believe reconciliation between Kagame and Kayumba is still possible….

Please remember that more than 30 years in exile was enough…
please, please…oh it is painful to see this happening…

Rwandans have suffered enough and please spare us from another unnecessary personal conflicts….

Yewe murahaze sha, yewe mwibagiwe vuba rwose. Nyogokuru akiriho yakundaga kuvuga ngo “Imbwa ziracyakirimo”.

7 John R { 03.22.10 at 3:01 pm }

For dure i shd say if there are leaders who ever lacked knowledge and skills,its Kagame,
i believed in him many times to be an examplery leader until of recent phenomeno of Kayumba.
some one is a Generaland army commander in the army and u say he is not ur colleague??? hahaha some one covers the concerns of external intelligence and say he is not ur colleague??? how stupid would u be?? u force the so called institutions to officially announce the unbelievable circumstances!!! i was on the same round table with Kayumba and Ngoga (Rwanda’s prosecutor General) during the retreat meeting in Rubavu,we had about the grenade bombing by police en immediately discussed about it,later almost the following evening Ngogo whom we had sat on the same table announced that its Kayumba….really??????

8 The truth shall prevail { 03.23.10 at 5:44 am }

If Kagame is not a killer then what happened to Major Alex Ruzindana?This man and his dogs are killers.Him,James Musoni,Jack Nzia are all Killers were are the answers to these questions.

What goes around comes around and soon it will be Kagame’s turn when the tables turn.

9 ntarugera deo koya { 04.03.10 at 5:38 am }

as president bill clinton said of late in respect of the incumbent president of the republic of rwanda, ‘paul kagame is one of the greatest leader of all times’.

the global recognition of president paul kagame’s culminating caliber as a rwandan statesman is in principle a matter of legitimate pride and joy to all and sundry in rwanda,africa and the wider world.

anything that would by any chance de-emphasize kagame’s performance, leadership and aura, ought to be perceived, noted, as not consistent with successes registered in the course of the last 20 years. Who is going to perceive and note those things potentially, and sometimes really, de-emphasizing the impact of president kagame’s leadership? Is it kagame himself? kagame is doubly understood as an individual person and an institutional person. THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA is an insitution, indeed the topmost institution in rwamda, among those institutions known and referred to as POLITICAL INSITUTIONS.

universally and always, the personnels attached to the president of the republic, who are often a plethora of staffers all of whom virtually do nothing other than bragging for the eggregious privilege they happen to have for haunting presiential rooms and appartments, public and private. IN RWANDA IT IS COMMONPLACE TO SAY THAT PRESIDENTIAL ADC’s AND OTHER PERSONNEL ARE AFRAID TO SPEAK THEIR MINDS. WHEN YOU CANNOT SPEAK YOUR MIND IN FULL SELF CONFIDENCE, YOU CAN NEVER ADVISE THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC; YOU WILL NEVER CAUTION HIM TO GUARD AGAINST THIS OR THAT COURSE OF ACTION PERCEIVED AS DETRIMENTAL TO THE OVERALL INTERESTS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA.

THE TROUBLE NOW IS THAT OF ALL THE PLEHORIC PERSONNEL KAGAME HAS NOT A SINGLE PERSON WILL TERMINATE THEIR APPOINTMENT OR RESIGN THEIR POSITIONS, WHEN THEY REALIZE THEY ARE USELESS. THEY WILL ONLY STICK THERE, UNTILL KAGAME STARTS RESENTING THEM OPENLY, SAYI NG SO AND SO IS JUST HERE LIKE A DEAD DUMMY.

PARLIAMENT, THE JUDICIARY, THE MEDIA ALONGSIDE CIVIL SOCIETY MUST AS OF DUTY AND NECESSITY WAKE UP TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO PLAY THEIR PART AS ADDITIONAL POWERS RUNNING RWANDA.

KAGAME MUST ENSURE HE HAS COMPETENT AND NON PLETHORIC PERSONNELS. WE HAVE OFTEN HEARD KAGAME SAYING IN PUBLIC THAT ALL THE GOVERMENT EXECUTIVES INCLUDING MINISTERS, GOVERNORS, DISCTRICT ADMINISTRATORS ET AL, ARE USELESS. THAT ‘ABATURAGE MWEBGE MURI ABAANA BEZA…’ A QUESTIONS SHOOT UP TO MIND WHEN YOU HEAR THIS KIND OF PRESIDENTIAL DISCOURSE: HOW COME ALL THOSE MEN AND WOMEN IN KAGAME’S ENTOURAGE ARE JUST A USELESS BUNCH, SOME OF WHOM WILL OFTEN FIND THEIR WAY INTO THE PENITENTARIES WITHOUT NOTICE?? WHO HAS THE CONSTITUTIONAL/LEGAL RESPONIBILITY TO APPOINT PERSONNEL FOR THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA ALONGSIDE GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVES? IS IT KAGAME HIMSELF? IS IT SOME HIDDEN GENIOUS OF EVIL WHO SERVES KAGAME WITH USELESS OPERATIVES AND EXECUTIVES??

AS REGARDS THE RECENT KAYUMBA ISSUE, KAGAME HAS THE LEGAL AND MORAL ONUS TO ENGAGE RECONCILIATION MANEUVERINGS, AS WE HAVE BEEN ADVISING HIM TO DO, FAILING WHICH HE WILL MOST CERTAINLY BE DISSERVING HIMSELF. WESPOINT CADET KAGAME JR CYOMORO IVAN HAS ALSO GONE OUT OF HIS WAY TO PUBLICLY ADVISE HIS FATHER TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A RECONCILIATION WITH GENERAL KAYUMBA ET AL. ‘KAYUMBA IS A GOOD MAN’, THE YOUNG MAN SAID ON CNN/AMANPOUR BLOGS. HOW AND WHEN DID KAYUMBA BECOME THE OPPOSITE OF A GOOD MAN? WHO PRESENTED THE EVIL/CRIMINAL PICTURE OF KAUMBA TO KAGAME? INTELLIGENCE PERSONNEL PRESUMABLY.

REMEMBER :

“NULLUM CRIMEN SINE LEGE” & ‘”NULLA POENA SINE LEGE”.

KAGAME MUST AT ALL TIMES BE REMINDED OF HIS PRESIDENTIAL OATH: “… TO EXECUTE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA…”.

NTARUGERA DEO KOYA
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND FRENCH PHILOLOGY
LEGAL & POLITICAL AFFAIRS CONSULTANT
KIGALI

phone: +250 78 8685751
email: ntarugera@yahoo.fr

10 ntarugera deo koya { 04.03.10 at 6:21 am }

MEMENTO :
“NULLUM CRIMEN SINE LEGE” & ‘”NULLA POENA SINE LEGE”.

PRESIDENT KAGAME MUST AT ALL TIMES BE REMINDED OF HIS PRESIDENTIAL OATH: “… TO EXECUTE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA…”.

GENERAL KAYUMBA/ANYONE ELSE NOT FOUND GUILTY BY A RWANDAN COURT OF JUSTICE MUST BE MORALLY AND LEGALLY REHABILITATED IN THEIR FULL LEGAL RIGHTS AS CIVIL AND POLITICAL ENTITIES. IN SOME CASES OFFICIAL APOLOGIES MUST BE PRESENTED FOR BEING UNDULY OFFENDED BY GOVERNMENT OFFICERS.

THE WAR WE, AS RWANDANS, CONGOLESE, AFRICANS AND OTHER FREEDOM FIGHTERS OF THE WIDER WORLD,
HAVE BEEN WAGING FOR DECADES MUST NOT SUFFER SETBACKS OWING TO THE LETHARGY, GRAFT, RECKLESSNESS AND BAMKRUPTCY OF SOME IN OUR RANKS. THE CLEARHEADED LEADERSHIP OF RWANDA IS UNIVERSALLY REGARDED AS A FERMENT, AS A CATALYZER.

INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ADEQUATE POLITICAL CREDENTIALS HAVE BEEN CLAMORING OF LATE THAT KAGAME IS AN ABUSIVE DICTATOR; KAGAME THIS, KAGAME THAT! THERE IS NO LENDING CREDENCE TO UTTERANCES DELIVERED BY NONDESCRIPT INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NEVER AT ANY STAGE IN THEIR LIVES DEMONSTRABY DISPLAYED A SENSE OF SELF SACRIFICE FOR PUBLIC INTERESTS, ONE; TWO, INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NOT IN THE LEAST ATTEMPTED TO MEANINGFULLY SERVE THE PEOPLE OR THE GOVERNMENT, IN ANY POSITION.

THE SO CALLED DEMOCRACY SEEKERS, THE IMPROVISED POLITICIANS OF THE WOULD-BE POLITICAL CLASS, MUST BE BROUGHT TO BOOK WIHOUT ANY FURTHER DELAY; FOR, THEY HAVE SERIOUSLY UNDERMINED AFRICAN PEOPLES’ POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS HERE AND THERE.

11 Rugema { 04.04.10 at 11:04 am }

I dont know for sure who could have deceved that ilitrate gy Kagame that he is asolution to that country? I ask that killer who told you that our need to day is killings and wasting peoples intellect capacities in jail and graves? But do you think the people you kill do not have relatives close to you? But do you think people failed to kill you? My brother Kagame yaba hari ikyoroshye kwica nkikimonyo its you but what can people gain out of your death? who will eat your body or drink your blood? who doesnt know your contributions to our return and to have acountry? but why do you forget our contributions when they are ever before you and when you live in our contributions,
but you are chasing us out of our heltage when we are not killed and as if its not enough when we run out of your hands you want to deney us to become even world citezens? Kagame give us peace we live we gave you a country eat and prander when you die we shall come back and rwandies will enjoy but dont follow us where we are plse we dont want to show heroism again because you much know well how good we are! Kagame we dont fear to fight wars you announce every day in every funy groups of your type to the enemies you dont know the size and location plse change your animosity you are leading ahuman society you are not agame ranger infact pocher.

12 Chief Editor { 04.05.10 at 6:39 am }

Hi, Ntarugera,
Thank you for your contribution. However, I would advise you to avoid using capital letters in your comments. This is perceived on the Internet as shouting at people!!! Perhaps you didn’t know. That’s why we let your comment go through. But next time you ‘shout’, by using sentences in capital letters, your comments won’t be approved!
Regards.

13 Chief Editor { 04.05.10 at 6:45 am }

hi,
As said in previous comment, shouting is not allowed here. If you want your opinion to be published, don’t use sentences in capital letters.
You are entitled to your opinion, but we urge you to present it in a proper manner.
Thanks.

14 ntarugera deo koya { 04.07.10 at 7:48 pm }

good heavens! i never ever knew i have been shouting this long; apologies for having vociferously albeit unwittingly rended the netspace, sir/maddame;

and thanks for your kind caution, indeed.

ntarugera deo koya

15 rudacris { 06.14.10 at 9:23 am }

it seems RPF and kagame in particular must have learnt nothing
and forgot nothing . make aflash back of ur stay in exile for over 30years and see how good it wz.remember wht comes around goes around better change ur ways mr. president

16 Ellies { 06.26.10 at 2:48 am }

I think Kagame has never Changed , like he was in Uganda a very unkind ruthless Murderer in Kseka hosiptal premises.
I think after Kayumba target missing he is planning a second attack, i feel for may fellow lady rossette, God Help you , i know even by now the President of Uganda is regretting why Kagame was choosen to lead in the Fist place.
This is real shame a man who went to liberate a country is now playing the fool.
Africa who bewithed you.
Rwanda its better to get rid of 1 man than to allow him plug this poverty sticken country into another blood shade, le the world answer me who spacked off the genocide, let them be put to book.
i am tired of the muzungu double standard.

17 concern { 07.13.10 at 12:22 pm }

i have watching this country going down for the last 7 years, but i never thought that we will come to this. kagame is tired, he can’t think anything else except kayumba nyamwas. he wants him dead!!! i wonder what happened between them?
stay tuned?

18 Masabo { 08.25.10 at 8:56 am }

Not only Ntarugera was shouting with capital letters, but also his arguments are shallow. There is no way President Kagame could have achieved a lot without having an effective entourage/advisers/. He is a human being not a god. Kagame is just the true son of Rwanda. He simply managed to galvanize Rwandans behind him as they demonstrated in the last presidential election by turning out massively and casting their votes for him.

19 masengesho { 08.25.10 at 9:05 am }

Gen Nyamwasa is just a traitor. How can you participate in the liberation struggle and diverge with its commander in chief? He said since 2003, he was not agreeing with Kagame, his boss. Is that possible for a Chief of Staff. Why didn’t resign his post? Instead he vowed to fight the genocidaires insurgents by that time that he will “fight them until they lose the appetite of war”. But now he is seeking alliance with those he wanted to finish. Isn’t that opportunism? Rwanda is for the patriots not the opportunists.

20 masengesho { 08.25.10 at 10:55 am }

Kagame is loved by Rwandans. They showed it in last presidential election. He won with a landslide victory. Those who don’t like him should wait until the next election. But for the time being, let us conform to democracy. That is majority rule.

21 Masasu { 08.25.10 at 11:00 am }

This media war declared by enemies of Rwanda will not be won by them. Even that of arms, they lost it. So, it’ll be simply words,words, words. Actions speak louder than words, and Kagame knows how to speak with actions “Invugo ni yo ngiro”. Look at Girinka project, Nine Year Basic Education, Rondereza, etc.

22 Agaculama, Freedom Fighter { 07.19.11 at 3:46 pm }

We observe the classical paranoid littttterature of the dyslexic pro-RPF MUMOOTSI za RGWANDA (sic) cyaangwa RWAMDA (sic), Ntagurera Deo-Kota, who is unable or probably mentally unfit to understand the é, è, ç, à, or ù letters, and prefers to use capital letters for camouflaging his errors ! Did you observe the great amount of errors he writes, HE, the “PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND FRENCH PHILOLOGY”. A real shame for this official MINAFFET translator who in fact obtained a “Master” in English language after 1 year long studies (1974-1975 : Collège Mwanga, Goma, Zaïre) and has been a teacher of English in secondary governmental schools of Bauchi & Liman Katagum, Nigeria (1979-1981). A scholar and high rank intellectual, friend od a Rwandan dictator with 7 diplomas doctor honoris causa! Such a reaction from a member of Kagame’s propaganda network is a real shame for the Rwandan people and his culture.

23 Rugema { 08.20.12 at 6:32 pm }

Ntarugerera,Masengesho no wander!
Being chief of staff does not mean being a tool of all evile things,
Kayumba telling your fellow killers that they shall fight them till they lose apetite to figth it was following what they had done in northern Rwanda and other paerts of the country and he was defending the country from inversion.
He was apointed as chief of staff of the armed forces of Rwanda to protecte the nationals and their properties so he was very wrigth to kill not even to figth all who were against the peace of to extent of rigth to lives of rwandiese.
What kills the least would kill the lest and he had to kill all those killers its bad that they didnt kill Ninja and Rwarakabije who are creminals ruling our country with their fellow killer they killed Mj. Nkundiye your brother.
Kayumba thanks for not recommending our forces not to keepon perishing in Congo we had lost many of our usfull brothers in the war of routing and creating insecurity u did well let the man eator stand alone in crimes of creating terror in innocent civilians.

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